DUNDER MIFFLIN

Fact, Fiction and taking flight with Rudolph.   Ever since the popularity of The Office, home of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Supply Company, I have often wondered who Dunder and Mifflin were. Driving to the Steamtown Mall in Scranton, I…

Making Movies in and around HAWLEYWOOD

I’m surprised with the close proximity to New York and Philadelphia that the Pocono Mountains don’t attract more film makers.  But it has attracted some. The first silent movie ever made in the U.S. was filmed in Milford in 1912….

DELAWARE WATER GAP

I can’t count how many times I’ve driven along I-80 through the Delaware Water Gap and admired its loveliness… for all of, what?  a minute, maybe two? Last year during the Delaware River Sojourn I had the opportunity to kayak…

EXACTLY WHERE ARE THE POCONOS?

Originally from Connecticut, I spent many years enjoying the natural beauty of Pike and Wayne counties. I often wondered if I was near the Pocono Mountains. There are no signs that welcome you to The Pocono Mountains or to indicate…

JFK - MARY GIFFORD PINCHOT - CONSPIRACY

At the turn of the twentieth century, Gifford Pinchot was one of America’s leading advocates of environmental conservation. Born into wealth and endowed with imagination and a love of nature, he shared his money, possessions and intellect to further the…

I HATE WINTER

I have a confession to make. I have never been a big fan of winter. I have always preferred the warmth and greenery of summer, especially for hiking. That is, until I purchased my first snowshoes. I discovered that hiking…

Winter Wonderland Happy Holidays

“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” the great traditional Christmas classic was written by Richard Smith, a native of Honesdale, PA. He was inspired to pen the lyrics after a snowfall blanketed Central Park. Smith had written the lyrics while in…

November is a time for Thankfulness

The name Pocono is derived from a Delaware Indian word (pohoqualin), which means “stream between mountains” in reference to the Delaware River. Ironically, that which divides us also unites us. The Delaware River basin has attracted big business from coal,…

ACORNS DANCE WHILE COLORS EXPLODE…

  The Days Grow Shorter as We Welcome Autumn  It seems all the elements are in alignment for an extraordinary display of color this fall. This is the time of the year that is truly a gift to those of…